Healthy Cooking and MyPlate 101

MyPlate101: Understanding Proper Nutrition

Food is your body’s fuel. You can’t live without it. The key is to give your body enough nutrients and energy without eating too much.

Do's and don'ts include: HealthyHolidayEating

  • Don’t skip meals. This often leads to overeating later on. It’s best to spread your eating throughout the day.
  • Eat a variety of foods, and include less fat and more fiber.
  • If you find yourself eating when you’re not hungry, ask yourself why. Many of us eat when we’re bored, stressed, or just to be polite. Listen to your body. If you’re not hungry, get busy doing something else instead of eating.
  • Eat slower, shooting for 20 to 30 minutes for each meal. It takes 20 minutes for your stomach to tell your brain that it’s full. Slow eaters tend to eat less and are still satisfied, while fast eaters may tend to overeat. 
  • Pay attention to what you eat. Don’t read or watch TV during your meal.

In MyPlate 101, participants gain a better understanding of proper nutrition by learning how to read food labels, and choosing healthier options when preparing and eating a meal. Spectrum Health Lakeland Registered Nurses and Dietitians team up to help you make good choices when it comes to selecting portion sizes & making a "great plate."   

Healthy Cooking is designed to educate participants on how and why to cook healthy meals. The class is led by a Registered Dietitian, who will also provide cooking demonstrations.

Don't see a date for either of these classes listed below? Call Population Health at (269) 556-2808 or toll-free at (866) 260-7544 for details on the next session.

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Good Grief Feb 21, 2019 03:30 PM - 05:00 PM Add to Calendar
Location: Caring Circle Buchanan 4017 Chamberlain Road Buchanan Michigan

Good Grief covers topics such as why you feel the way you do; how to cope with loss, guilt and regret; and finding sense of peace.

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Good Grief Feb 22, 2019 02:30 PM - 04:00 PM Add to Calendar
Location: Caring Circle South Haven 05055 Blue Star Highway South Haven Michigan

Good Grief covers topics such as why you feel the way you do; how to cope with loss, guilt and regret; and finding sense of peace.

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Lose Weight … Find Health Feb 23, 2019 10:00 AM - 11:30 AM Add to Calendar
Location: Lakeland Medical Suites Niles Community Conference Room 42 N. St. Joseph Avenue Niles Michigan

Join Lakeland Weight Loss Center physicians to learn about different weight loss options.

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Restorative Yin Yoga Feb 25, 2019 03:30 PM - 04:30 PM Add to Calendar
Location: Marie Yeager Cancer Center Ward Conference Room 3900 Hollywood Road St. Joseph Michigan

Cancer patients and survivors are invited to take part in a free hour long restorative yoga class on Mondays in March.

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Bones in Balance Feb 26, 2019 09:00 AM - 07:30 PM Add to Calendar
Location: Center for Outpatient Services 3900 Hollywood Road St. Joseph Michigan
Fee: $25.00

This four-week class teaches those diagnosed with osteoporosis and osteopenia how to successfully live with these conditions through self-management.

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Walking Groups Feb 26, 2019 10:30 AM - 11:30 AM Add to Calendar
Location: Bethel Baptist Church 06701 Blue Star Hwy. South Haven MI

Lace up your walking shoes! Join Caring Circle staff and friends for an adult walking group.

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Tai Chi for Health Feb 26, 2019 01:00 PM - 02:00 PM Add to Calendar
Location: Marie Yeager Cancer Center Kinney and Ward Conference Rooms 3900 Hollywood Road St. joseph MI

This free class meets every Tuesday and is led by a certified Tai Chi instructor.

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Shadow Steppers Feb 26, 2019 04:30 PM - 06:00 PM Add to Calendar
Location: Caring Circle, St. Joseph 4025 Health Park Lane St. Joseph MI

Facilitated by a Caring Circle Bereavement Coordinator, this group is open to any adults traveling through their grief journey.

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"Unnatural Causes: Not Just a Paycheck" Screening Feb 26, 2019 05:00 PM - 07:00 PM Add to Calendar
Location: Berrien County Health Department 2149 E Napier Avenue Benton Harbor MI

Attend a screening of Unnatural Causes — an acclaimed documentary series broadcast by PBS that addresses the root causes of our alarming socio-economic and racial inequities in health.

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Thinking About Breastfeeding? Feb 26, 2019 06:00 PM - 08:00 PM Add to Calendar
Location: Lakeland Hospital, Niles Meeting Room 31 N. St. Joseph Ave Niles Michigan

Breastfeeding Class for Moms and Dads

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